The Texas State University Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted robbery. The incident occurred on July 6, 2015 at approximately 1:30pm on the 400 block of Edward Gary Street, near the Edward Gary Street Garage, located on the Texas State University Campus in San Marcos.
The victim was approached by a male and a brief verbal altercation occurred. The suspect then attempted to take the victims phone from her. He grabbed her arm and reached for the phone which she had in her hand. The suspect fled on foot after a witness approached the scene in their vehicle.
The suspect is described as a 19-21 year old Hispanic male, approximately 5'9-5'11, medium build with medium length dark hair, facial hair and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a tan boonie hat, a white tee-shirt and orange Texas Longhorn shorts.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Texas State Police Department at (512) 245-2805. In the event a crime victim is separated from their cell phone, the university has call boxes located in the area and around campus that can assist students and visitors in contacting police in case of an emergency.
The Texas State University Police Department was notified of a scam involving Texas State Career Services and the Jobs for Cats system. Any employment opportunity were the employer asks the perspective employee to (A) Deposit money into an account or pay for some type of service or pre-employment check as part of the employment verification process is not legitimate. (B) As part of the employment the employee is asked by the employer to provide banking information and then directed to purchase pre-paid debit cards, cashier’s checks or money orders with funds provided by the employer is not legitimate. If you feel you may have been a victim of this type of scam, you may contact the Texas State University Police Department to file a report.
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